Ski Champion Praises Montenegro’s Stunning and Unexplored Mountains

February 21, 2008   | Turizmi / Turizam

Balkan Travellers

21 February 2008 | Montenegro – which traditionally attracts tourists in the summer with its stunning Adriatic coastline, may soon get a boost for its winter tourism too.
The Durmitor Mountain in the northern part of the country was recently highlighted, after Boris Strel – who won the giant slalom world cup for Yugoslavia in 1981, skied down and commented on its best slope, Savin Kuk.

“This place has phenomenal conditions for winter sports, and with a little extra work this could become a top ski resort,” Strel told media.

Beside the 3,500 metre-long slope Savin Kuk, the Dormitor Mountain has two other exciting slopes: the 2,600 metre-long Štuoc and and Javorova?a, which at 800 metres is perfect for those preferring short runs. The slopes are accessible through numerous funicular railways and ski lifts.

The mountain is also the home of the Durmitor National Park, a World Heritage Site, which includes the massif of Durmitor, the canyons of the Tara, Sušica and Draga rivers. The Tara River Canyon, 80 kilometres long and 1,300 metres deep, is the second largest in the world, after Arizona’s Grand Canyon.

“Nature has given this area beauty, and we need to take advantage of it and invest,” Strel concluded.